For nearly twenty years, Milwaukee's Cactus Club has been among the finest live music venues in the Midwest, featuring such acts as The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie, The Sword, High On Fire, The Faint, Bright Eyes, Eyedea & Abilities, Red Fang, Sylvan Esso, Redd Kross, Sharon Van Etten, Polica, Russian Circles, King Tuff, and countless other national, international, and local bands. We open at 3pm daily. We are located at 2496 S. Wentworth Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207. Click here for directions. tel. 414.897.0663

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Call Me Lightning, May 2008. All photography by Jenny Bohr.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES, Chelsea Wolfe, Marriages

Mon. 08/06 | 8:00PM

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Advance tickets available at the link above until noon on Aug. 6.  Tickets available on show night at the door!

Russian Circles' latest release, "Empros" seemed to make everyone's "best of" list last year for good reason: the atmospheric builds and beautiful, punishingly heavy payoffs of Russian Circles' compositions are what sets these critical darlings apart. Crits throw out band names by the handful trying to describe RS: Isis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Don Caballero, hell, even King Crimson. Throw out all the metal, post-rock, math-rock and god-knows-whatever-else genre tags that RS may garner and experience them live, as they bring it like no other...,64317/

Awesomely twisted ethereal rock/folk/doom. A satanic PJ Harvey? Hell, she even does a Barzum cover. Incredible.

MARRIAGES(Los Angeles)


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